Re: Den Chief Conference
Neil Lupton (NeilLup@AOL.COM)
Wed, 26 Nov 1997 22:07:13 -0500
In a message dated 11/26/97 12:30:37 PM, cdombek@NINENET.COM wrote:
<<I know that I
wore 2 yellow bars on a blue background on my uniform for rank BUT can't
for the life of me remember earning a den chief award or what it looked
like (pretty sad for someone who had a great time as a den chief but
then they say that the memory is the first thing that goes ;-) ). Can
anyone help me out on this?>>
I fear that your memory is may be getting a little fuzzy, as mine sometimes
does. Those birthdays are a terror!
The two gold bars on a blue background were the insignia of the Denner. This
was a Cub Scout position. The Den Chief wore a Den Chief's Cord which was a
tab pinned on top of the right shoulder and a cord which went under the right
armpit. After one left the job of Den Chief, one could wear the tab, but not
the cord any more.
Currently, there is a cord for a Den Chief and a different color cord for a
WEbelos Den Chief. Both go under the epaulet on the shoulder. Also, for a
Den Chief who completes certain requirements, there is the Den Chief Service
Award. This is a red, white and blue cord which also goes under the epaulet.
This can be worn even after one leaves the job of Den Chief.
I believe I have it right, but if not, I am sure someone will correct me.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City